Winter really gets me down, and with a newborn around, there are times when I go days without stepping a toenail outside. I've had the TV on way too much lately, and because Jane takes a ridiculous amount of time to settle down and fall asleep for naps (ugh), I often leave Norah and Lucy upstairs watching Mother Goose Club (double ugh)--which makes me feel really guilty.
I remember using shaving cream to "clean" the tables in my mom's preschool when I was little and loving it, so I decided to cut down on brain-frying TV and buy a couple of 88 cent cans of shaving cream for the girls to play with while I was preoccupied with a crying baby.
I broke it out for a test run to see how they would like it. What I thought would be a 15 minute activity turned into a 2 minute lets-lather-each-other-up-as-much-as-we-can-so-mom-lets-us-play-in-the-bathtub activity. Nevertheless, they were pretty stinking cute.
This was right after Norah came and smeared a big handful over Lucy's mouth.
Good thing I stripped them down first! ;)
Clean up time! They got the bath they were hoping for. How could I resist such brown eyes?
Next activity to try out is finger paints, which may not be quite as easy to wipe clean again.